12. Fuel gauges on the wings: according to the instructions we are to glue the clear parts K2+K3 in the last but
not least step but decals application is shown only in camouflage schemes i.e. to place them on the clear parts.
We do not recommend to glue the clear parts, apply fuel
gauges after full painting together with other decals and
apply the clear parts in the end, or apply UV glue or epoxid.
13. C34 Sky Blue is too light for OK-LMG scheme, in reality and according to the photographs C65 Bright Blue is
a better match and also frequently uses for other applications.
14. For some folks decals feature rather large excess
of the varnish („Mart“ thinks unnecessarily large). A lot
of water on the model surface is necessary during the
application but do not use setting solution at this stage.
That can be applied after the decals are set and dry. If
setting solution is applied earlier the varnish edges on
the large marking decals will shrink quite a bit.
15. The colors of the national flag are rather dull, pastel-like by our opinion. The same is true about the green
color in the band marking on the Hungarian aircraft. In
the OK-LMG scheme the blue wedge of the national flag
is actually blue color of the airframe. The decal is light
blue and sticks out like a sore thumb. We cut out this
wedge and applied the decal as such, without its blue
section. We recommend to add to the decal sheet one
flag without the blue wedge for this particular scheme.
16. Mask sheet: a gremlin must have messed with the
masks application. In the camouflage „C“ mask nr.3 is to
be applied on the starboard side of the rudder but the
instructions state nr.2 again i.e. the same as for the port
side. In the scheme „J“ mask nr.20 is to be used on the
starboard side of the engine cowling but the instructions
state mask nr.12 instead. And the mask nr.4 is nowhere
to be found in the instructions, nevertheless can be used
for the arc in front of the canopy in the scheme „D“.
The mask sheet contains some basic masks for select
camouflage schemes however the wedges for the Hungarian aircraft engine markings are sorely missing. The
masking is „yet another pain in the neck“. We encourage the manufacturer to at least provide mask outlines
schematic in scale that can be downloaded. Especially
the wedges for the wings and horizontal tail surfaces or
wedges for the Hungarian airplane. This simple aid will
help creating home-made masks from tape. If possible
provide this in the upcoming issue of the kit if the similar
color schemes are planned for it.
And that’s all my friends. Despite the issues described
above the kit is very nice, go ahead and buy it. Maybe,
one day, we will have Zlin Z-42/142 and Z-43 as well.
What does Eduard say?
Getting the Trener to perfection proved to be a challenge, and the number of combinations in coloring and
detailing of the interiors and exteriors of each aircraft
contained in the kit markings was enormous. For this
reason, we did make a few mistakes in the instructions.
Some of them we found out ourselves, others were reported to us by the modelers themselves. In the next
edition of the Trener, Profipack MS version, the coloring
of the fire extinguisher will be mentioned, the procedure for assembling the fuel gauges will be corrected and
other modifications, some not mentioned in the article,
will be also added. We won't do anything with the already printed instructions, but we will at least include the
things discovered by Kaznějov club guys have found during their build in the instructions on the web.
INFO Eduard - December 2021